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Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-12-2013, 12:14 AM
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Posted By berger
Newbie here + 45 gal= 53956

Newbie here + 45 gal= 53956
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-24-2013, 12:09 PM
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Posted By berger
Had a ton of sludge as well. 1st attempt at the...

Had a ton of sludge as well. 1st attempt at the pumpkin ale. It's in the bucket for 2 weeks or so. The sludge line looks to be just below the 1 gal. Line, don't know if that is normal or not. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-28-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By berger
I will add 1. If I include batch I just...

I will add 1.
If I include batch I just bottled tonight, my total is 1;). I did make 3 batches about 20 years ago, but I do not count that. Now a silly mistake I made was not shaking up the smack...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-26-2013, 06:05 PM
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Posted By berger
Thanks for the info. I put the fermenting bucket...

Thanks for the info. I put the fermenting bucket into a fridge,which is below 40 deg. I am planning on leaving it there for 18 hours. The wine fridge had the bucket at 48 deg. for 36 hours or so....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-26-2013, 12:03 AM
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Posted By berger
Thanks, A little back round about my 1st. brew. ...

Thanks, A little back round about my 1st. brew. I didn't shake up the smack pack to make a German Ale. It slowly fermented then stopped(hydro reading). The sample at that point smelled good but...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-25-2013, 01:34 PM
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Posted By berger
noob cold crashing ?

hey all, My first brew is about ready to bottle after some stupid rookie mistakes. Took a sample reading and the fg has been steady for 3 days. Any how to make a short story long a question. I am...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-21-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 48
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Posted By berger
noob here:o. Does the paint mixer work ok? I...

noob here:o. Does the paint mixer work ok? I know this will not work as well as an o2 tank. How long do you use the paint mixer in the cooled wort?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-18-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 998
Posted By berger
update. The brew is burping the airlock a bit...

update. The brew is burping the airlock a bit (6-8 per min). I don't know if that is good or bad. I will take a gravity reading later to see if the reading is lower. If not, I may go to a brew...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2013, 11:10 PM
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Views: 998
Posted By berger
Update:confused:. My 1st beer has been in the...

Update:confused:. My 1st beer has been in the fermentor for over 2 weeks(2 weeks from when it started fermenting). So far,my fg is about 1.030 yesterday so I moved the bucket from a 62/3 degree...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-10-2013, 12:12 PM
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Posted By berger
Thanks, For the boil I added half the extract...

Thanks, For the boil I added half the extract at the start and then half with 15 min left,when I put in the wort chiller. I should have kept the 60 min clock going,while the wort came back to the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-10-2013, 02:54 AM
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Posted By berger
I will let it be until next week and then check...

I will let it be until next week and then check it. Thanks!!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-09-2013, 10:58 PM
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Views: 998
Posted By berger
I have a spigot on the bottom of my fermentor. ...

I have a spigot on the bottom of my fermentor. The brew has been in for 8 days and after a slow start and the airlock has stopped burping . Should I check the gravity now so I can compare it to a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-04-2013, 06:01 PM
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Views: 998
Posted By berger
thanks to all for the info. I will take readings...

thanks to all for the info. I will take readings 14-20 days to check the gravity.
cheers:mug:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-04-2013, 03:48 PM
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Posted By berger
I brewed my first batch this week and learned a...

I brewed my first batch this week and learned a few things.
1. Hops really does smell great
2. The boiling wort smells way good.
3. Most important lesson is shake the smack pack before pitching( I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-04-2013, 12:22 AM
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Views: 998
Posted By berger
Update and advice help please. The fermenter is...

Update and advice help please. The fermenter is still at a steady 63 deg.. I have some airlock activity after about 40 hours after my rookie mistake of not shaking the smack pack, it was burping...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-01-2013, 07:56 PM
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Views: 998
Posted By berger
Thanks and I will heed your advice:D. No...

Thanks and I will heed your advice:D. No panicking on the crew. The smell from the boiling wort was great. I did taste the wort from the hydrometer reading . I could taste the hops for sure a tad...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-01-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 998
Posted By berger
Well the wort is in the fermentor . Things went...

Well the wort is in the fermentor . Things went ok, how I almost had a boil over with a 10 gal pot idk. The pot is wide but I digress. The OG was about 1.054 ish at 61 deg., so that was good. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-01-2013, 03:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 998
Posted By berger
Thanks for the replies and I feel welcome to the...

Thanks for the replies and I feel welcome to the forum. There is a wealth of info on this forum.

I think I will stay with the simple kits until I get my "sea legs" and then try new types/styles...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-01-2013, 02:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 998
Posted By berger
1st.Brew here we go!

hey all,
Brewing a Williams extract German Ale. I would rather make a lager, but I don't have the fridge to lager yet (yey:). The smack pack is ready(38 hours after smacking and it's swollen). I...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-27-2013, 02:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By berger
a noob ?, If you were using a wort chiller...

a noob ?, If you were using a wort chiller (placed it into the brew pot with 15 min. left in the boil), would you take it out and place it on a sanitized surface(the pot lid) while you mixed in the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-23-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By berger
Thanks all, i will give the brew pot a test to...

Thanks all, i will give the brew pot a test to see how much loss i get.
cheers
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-23-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By berger
Thanks for the advice. I was thinking of...

Thanks for the advice. I was thinking of starting my 60 min boil with 6 or 6.5 gal. to finish the boil with 5 or 5.5 gal. or should I top off after the boil?. Any advice about what amount of water...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-23-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By berger
pre-noob?

Hey all, I just ordered a kit from Williams Brewing(the brewery kit with a 40 qt pot. German ale). I brewed 3 kits back in the late 80's. Back then it was a a pre hopped kit(1 can). 1 was good, 1...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-19-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By berger
I do have a turkey fryer, so I am set as far as...

I do have a turkey fryer, so I am set as far as that goes. Would you get a 5 or 6 gal carboy as well or are the two buckets ok to start with? Thanks for the info.
cheers,
ed
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-18-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By berger
Pre-noob loking for equipment rec.

Hey all, I am not even a newbie yet and I am looking for a starter equipment kit. I saw one on the William's Brewing web page. I was looking at the kit with the wort chiller and 10 gal brew pot....
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